Post image for Maps In The Stars: How Polynesians Used Celestial Navigation To Become The World’s Best Explorers

Here’s a question for all of our diehard history and geography buffs out there: What do modern-day Russia, Colonial Spain, the British Empire, the Mongol Empire, and Polynesia all have in common? At one point in history they could all be considered as the largest nation on Earth. Though Polynesia today is a conglomerate of nations [...]

Post image for The Historical, Cultural, and Environmental Significance of Olowalu, Maui

The island of Maui has a “Mother Reef”—but you won’t find that name on a map. Instead, you’ll see it listed under a variety of names as varied as the species it holds: “Olowalu,” “Mile Marker 14,” “Turtle Reef,” and so on. Despite the modern, incorrect names that are a product of tourist literature, the traditional [...]

Post image for Blue‘Aina teams up with Hula Grill to Raise $1000 for the Student Ohana for Sustainability

After a quick beach clean up on the west Maui Kaanapali beach,  volunteers gathered together to help load supplies and equipment. After a quick beach load onto Trilogy 1, the volunteers and sponsors set off south towards Olowalu reef. As we motored south the weather began to  improve. Halfway to Olowalu reef the weather flipped [...]

Post image for Best Spring Break Activities On Maui

Every year around this time, there’s a noticeable shift in Maui’s seasons that hearkens the arrival of spring. Winter swells on the island’s north shore become smaller and more infrequent, and the tradewinds strengthen and become more consistent to foreshadow the arrival of summer. In the rural, horse-strewn pastures of Upcountry, purple jacaranda trees brilliantly [...]

Post image for 8 Facts About Humpback Whales You Probably Never Knew

Zero. That’s the number of humpback whales that our first Trilogy guests in 1973 saw during their sail to Lana’i. Granted, that first charter was in the middle of July, and the humpback whales wouldn’t arrive in Maui for another four or five months. That said, in 1973, the number of humpback whales in Maui [...]

Post image for Amazing Party Video From A Private Maui Charter. Check it out!

When one of the world’s most beautiful islands is your year-round outdoor playground, it’s possible to throw some amazing private parties that look a little something like this… If you’ll be visiting Maui with a large group, check out our website for more info on a private Maui charter. Depending on the overall size of your [...]

Sailing from the Lahaina Harbor to the Ma’alaea Harbor during sunrise is always beautiful, but seeing whales breaching made the early morning that much better! Sailing during this time of the year is magical. We met up with the rest of the Blue’Aina volunteers at the Ma’alaea Harbor. We had a great big group including [...]

Post image for Trilogy on the Travel Channel 2015!

The Travel Channel is a big deal. With prestige, they showcase hot-spots, must-do’s, and essentially make you itch to get on an airplane and start exploring! This year, The Travel Channel searched the globe for the hottest destination and unsurprisingly landed on the Hawaiian Islands “The Trip: 2015” will take viewers through an all-star itinerary, [...]

Post image for 2015 Blue’Aina Beach Clean-up sponsored by The Hawaiian Paddle Sports

2014 was an incredible year for the Blue’aina program. The growing support from volunteers, corporate and food sponsors has been overwhelming! In 2014 Trilogy was able to have 17 Blue’Aina reef cleanups and raised over $10,000 for local non-profits! The beginning of 2015 brought a small storm that hit West Maui and the Lahaina harbor. Wreckage from boats, [...]